Cancel
Group:  H | 04.12.2012, 20:30h
Group:  H | 04.12.2012, 20:30h
87-54
22 - 1325 - 922 - 2118 - 11
22 - 1325 - 922 - 2118 - 11
Venue: Antwerp (BEL) |
Spectators: 3000 |
Referees: Juris Kokainis (LAT), Pedro Coelho (POR), Carlos Peruga (ESP)

GAME REPORT


Giants Rout Armia To Stay On Track

7. Bryan Hopkins (Antwerp Giants)
Bryan Hopkins was one of five players to register double figures for the Antwerp Giants

Antwerp Giants thrashed Armia 87-54 in a bid to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge from Group H.

Bryan Hopkins scored 16 points to lead five Giants registering double figures in a lop-sided clash that was essentially over by half-time.

Antwerp, who improves to 3-2, face Hapoel Unet Holon next week, needing a win against a team who may have already qualified depending on the outcome of their clash with Telekom Baskets on Wednesday.

But for next week's game to matter Antwerp had to win this and they made sure there was little doubt following an outstanding first half.

During a span that last a little under 13 minutes, they outscored the visitors 33-9 to lead 43-18 on a Ralph Biggs' emphatic dunk two minutes before half-time.

That dunk was also the closing statement on a 13-0 run that began with a big three from Hopkins.
Armia held their own in the third period but had run out of steam by the fourth as the Giants pulled further clear even with several reserves seeing extended action.

Timothy Black scored 13 points for Antwerp with Biggs collecting 11 and Jean Mwema and Gregory Thondique 10 each.

Joakim Kjellbom led Armia with 14 points.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Antwerp Giants vs. Armia

Antwerp Giants coach Eddy Casteel

"A deserved victory. In defence I saw good things. Next week we have to try to win and we'll see."

Armia coach Kote Tugushi

"Congratulations to Antwerp Giants. We missed some players and were quickly dominated. Good luck to the Giants next week."

Antwerp Giants player Brian Hopkins

"Defence was tonight the key. From the start we showed energy. This is an important win and I hope we can reach the Final 16."

Armia Player Joakim Kjellbom

"We missed our start completely. Our defence hurt us."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

48.5%

33/68
FG
M/A

31.0%

18/58

59.6%

28/47
FG2P
M/A

31.7%

13/41

23.8%

5/21
FG3P
M/A

29.4%

5/17

80.0%

16/20
FT
M/A

65.0%

13/20

37

9/28
RT
RO/RD

34

10/24

23

AS

6

11

TO

20

12

ST

4

4

BS

1

21

PF

20

87

Pts

54

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